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49 Pa. Code § 37.49. Grandfather requirements for licensure as a professional land surveyor.

§ 37.49. Grandfather requirements for licensure as a professional land surveyor.

 (a)  This section applies to a candidate who received a qualifying academic degree before June 30, 1994, or who began obtaining qualifying experience before February 19, 1991.

 (b)  A candidate for licensure as a professional land surveyor under this section shall be of good moral character and achieve passing scores on the NCEES fundamentals of surveying examination and principles and practice of surveying examination. To qualify for the examinations, the candidate shall possess one of the following sets of qualifications prior to submission of the examination application:

   (1)  Graduation from an undergraduate civil engineering curriculum in the United States accredited by ABET, including a minimum of 10 credit hours of instruction in surveying, and 4 years of progressive experience in land surveying work.

   (2)  Graduation from an associate’s degree program in a curriculum in surveying accredited by ABET and 4 years of progressive experience in land surveying work.

   (3)  Ten years of progressive experience in land surveying work, including 5 years in responsible charge of primary land surveying functions.

 (c)  The experience required under this section must have been acquired under the supervision of a professional land surveyor or an unlicensed surveyor who, through education and experience, possesses the equivalent level of expertise as that of a professional land surveyor. The experience must be of a grade and character to qualify the candidate to assume responsible charge of the work involved in the practice of land surveying. The experience must reflect diversification of field and office work, with no less than 25% of the experience in either area.

 (d)  A candidate may not be admitted to sit for the principles and practice of land surveying examination and the state-specific land surveying examination until achieving a passing score on the fundamentals of land surveying examination.


   The provisions of this §  37.49 amended under sections 4(b) and (l), 4.2, 4.3 and 4.4 of the Engineer, Land Surveyor and Geologist Registration Law (63 P. S. § §  151(b) and (l), 151.2, 151.3 and 151.4).


   The provisions of this §  37.49 adopted January 21, 1994, effective January 22, 1994, 24 Pa.B. 518; amended February 14, 2014, effective February 15, 2014, 44 Pa.B. 888. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (221140).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  37.20 (relating to licensure by endorsement).

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